The Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change

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How will climate change affect our lives? Where will its impacts be most deeply felt? Are we doing enough to protect ourselves from the coming chaos? In Extreme Cities, Ashley Dawson argues that cities are ground zero for climate change, contributing the lion’s share of carbon to the atmosphere, while also lying on the frontlines of rising sea levels. Today, the majority of the world’s megacities are located in coastal zones, yet few of them are adequately prepared for the floods that will increasingly menace their shores.

On the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy it's important to remember the lives lost and damage incurred and to demand bold climate action.

Extreme Cities: The Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change by Ashley Dawson is 40% off until Monday, October 30th at 11:59PM PST.